VOA Amharic Radio Daily Broadcast to Ethiopia

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VOA Amharic news is one of the forty-five language programs of the Voice of America in Washington, DC broadcasts daily radio news and internet news.


  1. yidnekachew Erega

    Hi VOA

    why is Ethiopian government opened Trust Fund account for in Ethiopia?
    Opening the account in America, Canada, England etc. is much better because it will save a lot of transfer fee, Diaspora’s will send the money from their account easily with out any charge.
    The Government can pull the money when ever it wants with a little wiring fee. but if it would have been in Ethiopia, the diaspora will pay around more than $ 2-3 million per month for only transfer fee. So pls Voa forward this opinion to the government, or the concerned body so we can use this money as well instead of paying as transfer fee.


  2. Very impressed of both aba reply to the question how they feel of being released. It gives me the confidence that their are still genuine people like the Abas who are the future hope of democratic Ethiopia.

  3. Solomon, you asked Dr Negere one good question, regarding TPLF’s Mafia business organizations. But Dr.neger didn’t answer it. You should have pressed him to answer why the TPLF government is allowed to engage in business activities. It has huge conflict of interest. TPLF companies are pushing out the private sector and controlling the entire economy. This is one of the major resentment of the people that made millions mad and very angry. The TPLF-led government should address major demand of the people. It has to privatize these companies and sell the share of these Comanches to all Ethiopian people. . Declaring state of emergence one after the other while suppressing people’s demand will not work. Sooner or later, suppressed feeling will explode in a very violent way burning and destroying everything on its way. We have seen it over and over again, and it will happen again in a very violent way. It is just a matter of time!

  4. free media continue

  5. It is just sad to hear still AREGAWI BERHE get a chance to speak about Ethiopia.He is the ultimate responsible individual to start the evil org.TPLF.He never admit the Border of Tigray is beyond Tekeze.He always tries to skip answering directly.He never has reveled the evil deed of TPLF like the brave and Honest Ethiopian GEBREMEDHIN ARAYA did:AREGAWI has denied always that Tigray has never get the privilege and even he goes further to say the people of Tigray is more oppressed than the rest of Ethiopia.But unfortunately the none Tigre Ethiopians are dying like flue every day yesterday in Wollo by Tigre Mercenaries.Who is killing the people of Tigray?Stop being naive and do not let AREGAWI to be a spokes person or what ever in todays Ethiopian politics.Enough is Enough.

    He should be a member but not in a leader post for God sake.He is still a TPLFist in many way.Let him say that the border of Tigray is beyond TEKEZE:He will never say that.Take my word.I have heard him in several interviews.He never answer you as it should be.Wake up Ethiopians.Do not let a founder of TPLF to come and try to be a part of the solution.

    -Stop being Naive.I Am ANDARGACHEW and ESAT is MINE.Death to TPLF and Hodams.AGAZI NAZI:Ethiopia first for ever.

  6. I can not believe people still talking abou literally dead derg. .

  7. please don’t give chance to interview best man for so called …Fisshaye ,she have problem inside

  8. veoa woch be ethiopia guday lik endmuach beteseb honen maseb yasfeligal betam new yasazenegn ye ethiopia hizb ke egypt hizb gar menor enchilalen egnan bilew kemetu enkuan ersberse ethiopia lehulachinim tibekalech please please asibu ethiopia yehulachinim nech

  9. I followed Genet’s program on media coverage of Ethiopia . It has always a good thing to read about Ethiopia . But my own reading of different media coverage about Ethiopia is not so positive . I was wondering, why Genet’s program is different form the predominate news ? Is it on purpose ? if so what purpose is served by misrepresenting the true image . Just wondering

  10. hi voa woch selam nachiw ene YE 27 amet wotat sehone abate behiwot beneberebet siat betam silemiketatelachiw gena hitsan salew neber abre madamet yejemerku ena ahun kendegna yenante susegna hugne ereeeejim amet koychalew ahun ahun gin kenuro akuaya alfo alfo new miketatelachiw yezare melekte degmo agerachin ahun yalechibet huneta silasasebegn yebkulachin endtwotu adra elalehu YEbelete 0936577120 bitdewlulegn des yilegnal

  11. hi, VOA

    i’m not confident on your current working environment comparing with that you have before six years. before, six years i remember that my family all have had always in the home at 9:00 PM to listen you. i think you are now in trouble on getting the right information at the right time. Any way, may god help you to serve Ethiopia!!!!!


  12. Fekadu sahilesilase

    eridun eridun, eyalekin new lela gudate eyederesebin new, Buno Bedele

  13. Endet nachihu voa woch.melikten endtastelalifulign ena wogenin kemotina kezirfya endititadegut sil bekdmia bakbrot eteyikalehu.Bahunu seat be Buno Bedele zone yemigegnu ye Amara ena yeTigray tewolajoch bakababiw tewolajoch kifugna eyetechefechefu ena eyetezerefu yigegnalu.bizu yesew hiwot alfual betoch tekatlewal eskahun diresm negerun lemakom bemengst bekulm yetederege tiret yelem negeru asekaki yezer chifchefa honual .Beteleyim be Bedele woreda, Dabo Hana woreda,chora woreda, Dega woreda ena Gachi woreda zirfiaw ena chifchefaw tebiso ketilual.silezih voa woch yemimelekewun akal teyikachihu afatagn yenefs adin sra mengst endiamechach teyikulin.Ameseginalehu.

  14. TPLF is the killer! Please be the voice of voiceless people!

  15. idrees is fu**** lair we never seen or heard any claim from Somalia side please stop killing our peoples otherwise you will pay price believe me territory issue should be solved through democratic way based on federalism proclamation.

  16. Badugi
    Hi VOA Amharic radio program.I appreciate your program while it uncovers different issues not informed by Ethiopian media. But,I want to comment you some thing. I emailed the prejudice & inhuman action of Oromiya regional state against Zay ethnic group in East Shoa & Arsi Zones. This brutal region administrators asks infinite right from the state of Ethiopia. But,they harassed,forcefully trying to assimilate this ancient people by denying their existence. However,the Zay people have their own alive language,culture & way of living. This savage and rapacious administrators are not willing to listen the voice of the people. They avoided the people not to be counted in all the previous national population & housing Census. Imagine how they struggle to destroy the existence & culture of this people. They influence even the Federal government not to intervene & admit the identity of this marginalized ethnic group in all arena.

    Please, as a democrat and free media,we ask you to disseminate to those who do not know the agony and daily suffering of the Zay people and consequently denounce the barbarian action of the so called Oromiya region administrators.

    Thank You!

  17. Hi VOA,
    There is no doubt about your long time experience as a free & fair media. However, I think now is the important time to bring young wizards to your media operation in order to transform your extraordinary experince & legacy effectively to the well disciplined young personnel.


  18. Am from Tanzania. I am very liko to listen your service but disturbing me by jamming. If in your mistake pls try to improve it.

  19. VOA: Thank you for clarifying your stand. You are clearly not with Ethiopian people

  20. Hello voa how are you? I want to say thank you for your real information. we get truth information about our country from voa or esat.Now a days ethiopian medias tells us all in all an believable news.The rule of TPLF became the worst. the rule of DERG is 10 times beter than TPLF rule.

  21. Please VOA address the death and disturbances of Amhara’s in Southern region, Gideo Zone. You gus were reported with exaguration the didplacements of Tigrayians from Gonder with no death or any kind of heavy lose but when it happens to Amharas you are silient and voiceles.Too shame and unprofessional sorry to say it.

  22. Shame on you VOA amharic service. where is your jornalis ethnics
    You should do your job not your political stand.
    Shame shame shame.

  23. Dont lie live for truth


  25. Dear. VOA Journalists
    I appreciate the improvement you are making in recent days how you produce the news from Ethiopia. Here is my feedback as layman consumer of your amharic program: please do not try to balance lies with the truth i.e lies from Ethiopian government officials versus the truth about which you are making the news, try to balance the quality (trustworthiness) of the source of your news not the quantity .

  26. I do note see any difference between VOA and ETV ,sham on to VOA you are TPLF”s right hand

  27. Never voice of America they are the same as a ETV not including like Tsipon

  28. Wey VOA, weyane bamerica mengist genzeb ETVn lqaqabin. Yigermal

  29. really,is that all about the demonstration in Gondar?
    I am really sorry. You have hert broken me. This was not what I expected from VOA. There is something which is not clear for me. Is it the US or Ethiopian government paying you?

  30. Do you guys actually get paid for this report? My first and last time. No thanks VOA. You guys are part of the problem in Ethiopia. The next protest will be at 6th & independence SW

  31. VOA USED TO BE THE VOICE OF AMERICA BUT NOW ITS THE VOICE OF WEYANE THE KILLER BANDA. Stop doing a fever of this Banda thugs that came from the jungle ….

  32. VOA no matter what you try You can not hide the TRUTH! Mark my word TPLF’S days are numbered.
    Long live Ethiopia!

  33. I am writing this to voa Amharic reporters, how come you find TPLF official when they do their propaganda but you fail to find and ask them why they demolish people’s house while people in it, demolish churches and killing many innocent people as they are chicken? God forbid they could by your family. Eskenderfrew always find those mindless TPLF official and they use him as microphone to vomite their nonsense . Are you gentleman and ladies enjoy the misery of our people? . You know soon this situation will change and the TPLF and their donkeys who work with them are going to face the people , I am one of Ethiopians among millions of people disappointed especially with Senior reporters who I used to enjoy listening for long time. I checked if someone in the voice of America tell you what to report and how and that is not the case at all. I know you go a long way to ignore the news and event what is happining especially when the news has damaging report against the TPLF bandits and mafia group. I just let you know this opinion is not mine only millions of Ethiopians wherever they reside have the same as mine
    Have a great day

  34. VOA Amharic reporters I am your long time religiously listener and admirer would like tell you how desalinated i am about your one sided reporting about the situation in Ethiopia. some of my friends and relative who are living in Ethiopia tell me now a days they couldn’t distinguished between VOA Amharic and Walta information because the content what you are reporting is Almost like Walta information which is a mouthpiece of TPLF
    Even though I can’t go that far to accuse you I certainly agree in the most part it is very disappointing.
    i know in the last thousands of years we had good and bad government like most country in the world but I don’t believe it was the government in the past or present like TPLF who works day and night try to destroy our country which they claim governing.

    1, killing Ethiopians with collaboration with foreign Army simply try to defend their country border

    2, killing religious leaders including monks who served God in remote gedams including digging the grave of Those who passed a way long time a go in order to Plant sugar can

    3, destroying valuable historical books and documents

    4, torturing and killing innocent people including elderly Pregnant women and childrens. Demolishing poor People,s house etc.

    Every time when the TPLF official want broadcast the usual propaganda which has no truth you find them and you give him/her long time to vomit whatever they want say you never ask why people has to be killed or their house has to demolished. The embarrassing things what you always said. “We contact the official no one answer the phone because it is night out their or they are in the meeting we try to get answer next time”. Does ESkender Frew get paid by VOA or Walta information? he seems he is taking order from Walta information what to report . Voa Amharic please stop doing a propaganda for TPLF and get back what used to do reporting without taking side..

  35. Is the weekly African News presented by Adanech about Ethiopia or Africa? As the topic indicates it is about Africa. Specially the last two programs were surprising; the news were almost all about Ethiopia which looks a fiction. I think presenting useless news just grabbing from silly websites which are written by individuals sponsored by the regime can convey prejudiced information to your listeners. In fact, the Ethiopian people know the real situation of the country. The writer tried to praise the regime what he has been paid for. Otherwise, in a country where the incidence of both drought and flooding are major causes of loss of lives, and conflicts are here and there such reports do not help the country.

  36. genetu estifanos

    I am surprised today

  37. it is good to the people to hear the truth from voa, but what makes me surprise is the intellectual of eprdf are have no better knowledge than the cadres of eprdf. let me say that how these people can bring up young university students that lead the future Ethiopia.

  38. Ebakachu VOA Wechte atasemun manew gebru Asrat tenant hezben syabesabes yeneber ye ehadig balesltan ekonew atamogne bakachu bemejemeria wetaderawi mengest yewered kezam motena chefchefa ahun aydelem yejemerew 23 Amt honew. Ebakachu enen Interview argugne…..bezu neger ale


  40. Getachew Reda’s rambling responses shows the deteriorating situation of TPLF. What is surprising is that lies are the main characteristic of all TPLF faggots.

  41. It is surprising that VOA has been regularly airing an adverse comment on Prof. Berhanu Nega after he had delivered a public speech in USA. Don’t you have other comments that can be circulated in your program? By the way, it doesn’t mean that VOA should be one sided and spread comments supporting or opposing one party or individual. But disseminating a negative comment more than twice shows the prejudice of your program. An interview made to an Eritrean opposition Figure in Tigrigna language immediately after G-7 meeting was an indication of a retaliation to the G-7 meeting, which was purposely done. The interview could be done, but it should have been done in Tigrigna, because if the interviewee wanted to pass on his talk in Tigregna, has had to be interviewed in VOA Tigregna service. I looks a bit betting. Whatsoever, balanced journalism is expected from you, that can benefit your country-Ethiopia.

  42. VOA we need more information about the people of ETHIOPIA

  43. voawech e/r kenate ga yehun ayzachehu yweynan gud ymetawetetn ketlubet

  44. I am happy to hear your balanced news in Maharishi continue in my opinion opinon you did great job
    Thank you In adbance

  45. welekayet tegede beritu Egezabeher kenanetegar yehoun anidinet hayele new manimi welekayet tegede kekeyawi leko aiyhed kebotawi mekito metagel enji.

  46. The people of Welkiet Tegde need not to explain for TPLF operatives about their psychological make up and identity. There fore this interview only gives useless air time for TPLF cadres to justify the massacre of the people of Gondar. By now it should be clear to every one TPLF has no any legitimacy to administer the country we know Ethiopia. Ethiopians must decide to teach TPLF unforgettable lesson. What are we waiting for. TPLF controls all our resources, she kill and displace our people. She even find an opportunity to sell our land to the Sudan as we speak. What else more are Ethiopians waiting for? What is no needed is this burn and blow every asset of TPLF kill every TPLF occupier bands where ever they may be found. Then and then we begin to EARN RESPECT.

  47. VOA broadcasted incorrect information on the size of addis Ababa in relation to the current master plan. VOA informed that the current area of AA will be 20 times bigger than its current size if the master-plan is implemented. Its current size is 527 square kilo meter (52700 hectares). With the new master plan its will increase to about 2000 square kilometer, four times its current size. That means about 1500 square kilometer (150000 hectares) would be included if the new land to be snatched was accepted by land owners. For comparison, the size of Nairobi is about 700 square kilometer, and Johannesburg about 2000 square kilo meter. But in these countries land is privately owned and the primary beneficiaries of the land are the land owners.

  48. Shame on the so-called journalists of VOA Amharic service! You introduced yesterday the highlight of the interview you made with Prof. Berhanu, and on your first introduction you said the interview will be presented in the second part of the program. Then, finally you said because of the shortage of time it will be presented tomorrow. But, even you did say nothing about the program today. Are you waiting censorship approval from Woyane?

  49. Some Amhara and SNNP university students are joining the Oromo struggle! Well done ! Together we stand; divided we fall! Leave behind your differences and fight Woyane. That is what freaks out them more than anything else

  50. Now our protest goes beyond the infamous master plan.We don’t stop protesting until Oromia is free! That is how resilient and determined we are! We don’t have guns as you do but we still kill your system ! You can see that our struggle is already bearing fruits!! We call upon all Ethiopians to say Enough is Enough and join the struggle against nut headed thugs (Woyane) !!
    Ethiopians’ lives matter!!

    Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter! Martin Luther King

  51. VOA enanetem ende weyanne tikefaeilachu ende betam yasazinal yebanidan propaganda sitaragibu.

  52. You have started to name a number of reasons when you are reporting news concerning Ethiopia (E.g. technical problems related to power source, internet connection, etc.). VOA Amharic service is deteriorating.

  53. Aba Biya Warabadi Saka

    My question is: The USA must stop the political double standard. USA fights for the Syrian people, but fight against the Ethiopians in collaboration with the blood thirsty tplf/woyane. Ethiopia and Ethiopians do not need false double standard.

  54. VOA please stand on the side of truth and do not hesitate to explore and make public the mass killings by Woyane

  55. MEDIA IIS FIRSTLY INTRODUCED IN America for protecting humanity from thugtators savaging innocents while they amassing public money

  56. Hello VOA,
    Yetelant zenachehu betam yegermal. Sele Somali enna sela lela hageroch tenagerachehu gen sel etiyophia yellem. Yesew lej ennde qolo eyeteqola balebet sele qolo temari mawrat se’atu new? Don’t be insensitive. The only media outlet people could air their grievances is you VOA since ESAT and OMN are jammed by the lunatic blood lusting Ethiopian government and the rest of the international media outlets don’t care for African.

  57. I am the person who loves to listen the voice of America since my child hood.I am 45 years old working in Humanitrian org.You were the light of Poor Ethiopian people who do not have chance to have alternative Media.But now I doubt that your Media is free from EPRDF.Plase be free from them

  58. I’m from Ethiopia the most people they don’t have food Ethiopian government butcher we don’t have leader love you Voa

  59. I’m from Ethiopia the most people they don’t have food Ethiopian government butcher we don’t have leader

  60. VOA Amharic service has already accomplished its task which was given from the US government that was to broadcast news to topple the DERG regime. Woyane is strong ally to the US government. So the so-called journalists in the VOA-Amharic service have no confidence to report the realty in Ethiopia what is being done by Woyane. Moreover, Woyane has already assigned infiltrators like Kenok and Solomon Abate in the VOA who promotes the agenda of Woyane.

  61. Is Ayele Bekere a generalist? He talks about politics, economics, anthropology, archaeology and history.

  62. hay VOA do you know who you are ? VOA is voice of TPLF . SEE YOU!!!!

  63. Betam yemiyasazzin midiya hone. M
    Inew. American metitew asidnegetuachihu?…….ennanite. Sitiferu Esat mmetaline

  64. Really what is the difference between VOA and EBC?

  65. Hinok semazger betam yasaznal ante banda ye T P L F telalake

  66. hallo voa rndemen ameshachuh
    Endet aynet wera new yemetasemun. Asia betornet meknyat alachuh.afrika gen yesera cheger setelu yasaferal
    Manem beageru kuru new neger gen abzagnaw betorenet askefi ena be Diktatur askefinet netsanet balemenoru new See yemisededew.sera ema molto Afrika west menew hulu Europa frenejoch Afrika hedew aydel ende yemiserut.ena yetarem bakachehu.
    From Germany

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